Blues Event Calendar for Portland Oregon, and the surrounding areas.
The week's events
- Aug 18, '19August 18, 2019Lisa Mann TrioSteve CheseboroughBayou Boyz with Dan BerkeryYoung Guns-Ben Rice/Kivett Bednar/Tevis Hodge Jr/Justus Reece/Timothy James
August 18, 2019 –The Garages4830 SW Western AveGARBeaverton,Kevin Selfe Blues JamNorman Sylvester BandSportin' LifersBilly D.
- Aug 19, '19August 19, 2019Timothy James BandBirch Pereira & The Gin Joints
August 19, 2019 –
AMERICANA - SWING - ROCK'N'ROLL REVIVAL
We are delighted to bring Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints down from Seattle!
To step into the soundscape of Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is to have your fingers on a veritable radio dial. With deep sonic roots in virtually every style of mid-20th century American music - from americana to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll - the versatile Seattle-based band offers a rangy dial’s worth of songs for audiences who want to sock-hop in poodle skirts one minute, rock out to hot guitar licks the next and later hug their honeys under the stars as a car stereo plays into the night.
Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints are a popular Northwest band who perform extensively on the West Coasts of the US and Canada with recurring gigs in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles as well. In 2016 their first album, Dream Man, won Earshot Jazz Society’s "Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year" and in 2017 & 2018 Birch was nominated as "Vocalist of the Year". Their second album "Western Soul," which features western-tinged jazz and soul originals, was released in March 2018 and received enthusiastic reviews from No Depression, PopMatters, JazzIs and steady airplay on a diverse array of stations in the Northwest and beyond, including KEXP, KNKX KBCS, WVPR, KBOO and many others.
Featuring front man Birch Pereira’s “old soul” tenor voice and his skilled bass playing, the Gin Joints offer captivating arrangements of well-crafted originals and well-chosen covers. The band features skilled and versatile musicians who share the same love of the American song traditions and the desire to offer fresh interpretations. Whether as a trio or with the addition of a pulsating horn section, the band will take you on a sonic tour of great music. Tune in, fasten your seatbelts and prepare to be transported.
"I love this album. I love the sound of it. I love the feel of it. I love the idea of it." - Frank Gutch Jr, of No Depression
“A group pulsing with rockabilly, the exploratory sensibilities of jazz, and tender lyricism of country-folk, Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints offer a little something every listener. Pereira thrives in the space between styles, mixing and blending the country, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll music he was raised on with the jazz music he studied at University of Washington as a young adult.” - Alexa Peters - The Seattle Times
Northwest Recording of the Year 2016 for "Dream Man," Earshot Jazz
Vocalist of the Year Nominee 2018 & 2017 Earshot Jazz
Independent Music Award Nominee 2019 for “St. James Infirmary”Bayou Boyz with Jimmy Russell
- Aug 20, '19August 20, 2019Lisa Mann w Ben Rice
August 20, 2019 –Hillsboro Tuesday Farmers MarketNE 2nd Ave & E Main St.HTFMHillsboro, OR 97124AC & Friends Blues JamPat Stilwell BandVinyl Tap Blues Jam w/Patrick Stilwell Band
August 20, 2019 –Ladies Night Out
- Aug 21, '19August 21, 2019Norman Sylvester Band
August 21, 2019 –Lewelling Neighborhood Concert Ball-Michel Park9781 S.E. Stanley AvLNCBMilwaukie, ORArtichoke Blues JamBilly D.Doug Rowell's Flying Guitar Circus w/guest Chad Rupp
August 21, 2019 –
$3JT Wise BandFenix Rising w/guest Melanie Roy
August 21, 2019 –Soul Cookin' w/Lloyd Jones
- Aug 22, '19August 22, 2019Brady GossDave Roberts Westside Blues Jam
August 22, 2019 –Steve CheseboroughBob ShoemakerChadd Rupp 1-4-5 Blues PartyEd Neumann & Friends w/guestMatt AndersonSeth Walker
- Aug 23, '19August 23, 2019Lloyd Jones
August 23, 2019 –The Vault at Gastro Mania (was O'Connors)7850 SW Capital Hwy.VGOCPortland, OR 97219Sportin' Lifers 4tet!Damn StraightKevin Selfe and The TornadoesNorman Sylvester Band
- Aug 24, '19August 24, 2019Hootenanny featuring Julie Amici & Dean Mueller
August 24, 2019 –The Strange TonesJT Wise BandJames ClemGreydogz Live